Every day is Father's Day for gay men who have fought for the right to raise children.
About 8,100 of the same-sex couples in New York City raising children are gay men, according to the Williams Institute, a UCLA Law School think tank that specializes in LGBT issues.
NYC's gay dads differ from those nationally, said Gary J. Gates, a distinguished scholar at Williams and expert on the... » more
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, nearing the lowest level in five years in a sign of resilience for the U.S.\ labor market.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
That was the smallest number of first-time applications since early May and near... » more
Apple is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens and cheaper models in a range of colors in the next year, taking a cue from its rival Samsung, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
The moves, which are still under discussion, underscore how the California-based firm that once ruled the smartphone market is increasingly under threat from its aggressive South Korean... » more
Clark Kent may never have to deal with subway crowds during rush hour, but that hasn't stopped him from leaving his mark in the city.
Through his various incarnations over his 75-year period, Superman has been spotted in various locations throughout Manhattan, which is often a stand-in for Metropolis in the comics, TV shows and movies.
Dan DiDio, the co-publisher of DC Comics said the... » more
With the MTA lacking a permanent chief since December, transit advocates want lawmakers to confirm the nomination of interim executive director Tom Prendergast to lead the agency.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April picked Prendergast to lead the MTA, but the longtime agency official has yet to secure a hearing with the state Senate, which must approve of the nomination. Lawmakers are scheduled to... » more
Sarah Palin has returned to Fox News.
After she abruptly parted ways with the Rupert Murdoch-owned network in January, Fox said Thursday that Palin has signed back on to be a contributor starting next week.
The former governor of Alaska and vice presidential nominee will also have a position at the Fox Business Network and will make her debut on the morning show "Fox & Friends" on Monday.
"I... » more
Midcentury design aficionados are in for a treat with the Museum of Modern Art's new exhibit celebrating one of modern architecture's founding fathers: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier. The exhibit opens this weekend.
Many midcentury modern devotees get their weekly design fix from AMC's "Mad Men," but for a series ostensibly set in and heavily influenced by... » more
Here's a question for the Justice Department:
If U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin decides that the NYPD has failed to carry out stop-and-frisk operations in a constitutional manner, why not give Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly the first crack at repairing or scrapping the program?
A 10-week court trial focusing on the controversial NYPD tactic ended late... » more
More than $8 million in heroin was seized Wedensday from a Bronx drug ring brought down by a a coalition of law enforcement offices, authorities said.
Members of the NYPD, DEA and city's Special Narcotics Prosecutors Office said they uncovered a wholesale heroin packaging operation at 181 W 238th Street in the Bronx.
After months of surveillance, they arrested three men, one of whom... » more
One my pet peeves - not that I haven't done it myself - is when those in the media give "advice" to major companies, as if CEOs running hugely complex multi-billion-dollar global businesses care about what any of us think.
And these days, one of the most common recipients of this advice is Japanese video game revolutionary Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY), which, before its recent stumbles,... » more